MIRANSHAH: One soldier died, while another sustained injuries in an attack by unknown militants on a security check post in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday night.
According to official sources, the militants targeted a security check post near the Pak-Afghan border in the night. One soldier, Naveed, died in the firing, while another solider, Almar, sustained injuries.
A huge contingent of security forces reached the site immediately. The exchange of fire between the militants and security forces continued for three hours, after which the militants escaped from the scene. The security forces also launched a search operation in the area after the exchange of fire, but no arrest was reported.
The injured soldier was taken to Peshawar for treatment, where his condition was stated to be critical.
Earlier in the day, two soldiers sustained critical injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Kharr Qamar area of Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan.
Official sources said the injured soldiers were identified as Muhammad Asad Ali and Saeed. They were shifted to Dattakhel Camp Hospital in Miranshah.
In a separate incident, at least two persons were injured when unknown armed men entered a house and opened fire in Dil Khel area of North Waziristan.
Sources that two persons identified as Muhammad Marjan and Khob Nawaz were injured in the incident. Eight to ten unknown men entered the house and opened indiscriminate fire. The injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Miranshah where they were stated to be in stable condition.
Meanwhile, one person was injured in a landmine blast in South Waziristan tribal district.
Official sources said the landmine blast happened in Halal Algada area which injured a local person, identified as Aman. He was shifted to Combined Military Hospital Dera Ismail Khan where his condition was stated to be out of danger.
A large number of people, including security, personnel have lost their lives and sustained injuries in landmine blasts in the tribal districts. The tribal districts were cleared of militants during military operations, but they left behind several landmines which are still taking lives and causing injuries to people.